Thats exactly what I am looking for, it would also be good to have the rifle sizes as well. I will go to some of the manufactures sites to see what I can find.
September 12, 2006, 04:00 PM
They will send you a chart (poster size) that shows all of the populal rifle and pistol cartridges from .17 HR all the way up to 50 BMG. On one side it shows what the whole cartridge looks like and on the other it shows just the bullets that they make in that Cal. It is really nice because everything is in 1:1 scale AKA real size.
Hope that helps.
September 12, 2006, 05:28 PM
Thanks for the tip about the Hornady poster. I couldn't find it on their website. However if you google "hornady poster" you can see a pdf file copy of the poster online. It's pretty tiny. I found a phone number on their website and called. The lady had to leave the phone and see if they still had any posters. Apparently it's a once/year production. They had some and she is having one shipped to me for free.
September 12, 2006, 06:01 PM
Good to know. You will really like it. its very helpful because all cartridges are shown in full, real life size.
See also ammoguide (http://www.ammoguide.com), though it's computer graphics rather than photographs.
September 15, 2006, 05:28 AM
AmmoGuide "computer graphics" examples...
(BTW, this graphic is old - AmmoGuide now has over 500 loads for the .308 Win and over 10,000 loads in all.)
The "Visual Comparison Tool"...
When visually comparing a set of rounds, one can then easliy ballistically compare the same set with a single click (and vice-versa). For example, to ballistically compare the above 8 rounds, click here:
And of course, the advantage AmmoGuide provides is that one creates the charts they wish anytime (especially with AmmoGuide's "print friendly" modes) - one doesn't have to ask and wait around for info produced by other companies for only THEIR products. AmmoGuide is vendor-independant.
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